It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
–Robert Louis Stevenson
Then she lets the river answer that you have always been her lover.
Leonard Cohen, Suzanne
The Earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph W Emerson
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
The early evening medley of light, shadow, and reflection plays at a nearby lake. Summer has haltingly arrived in my corner of the Great Lakes state.